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Jamie Winborn (DEN): This is one of the biggest games of the weekend. The Broncos travel down to San Diego to face the Bolts in a winner-take-all. Winborn should be busy against LT come Sunday.
Mike Vrabel (NEP): Another game with playoff implications. The versatile Vrabel will likely post good stats against the Bills this weekend, despite only going for 7 fantasy points in their last meeting. Vrabel has games of 13 and 14 fantasy points in recent weeks.
Other to Consider: Buster Davis (IND)
Ray Edwards (DE – MIN): Edwards is a boom-or-bust type of player, but could be booming big time this Sunday, especially if the G-men sit some of their starters.
Alex Brown (DE – CHI): Brown came up big for the Bears in Week 16 and will likely be big this Sunday against the Texans. It’s a must-win for the Bears, and the big Bear lineman will be hounding the Texan QB all day.
Bryan Scott (S – BUF): Opposing safeties often have good games against the Pats. Scott should easily duplicate and surpass his 12-point effort against the Pats in Week 10.
Mike Brown (S – CHI): Brown and his fellow Bear defenders will be all over the field against the Texans in this must-win game. Brown will be in on plays against TE Owen Daniels, WR Andre Johnson, and will be the last line of defense against super rookie RB Steve Slaton.
Other to Consider: Antoine Cason (CB – SDC)
WEEK 16 REPORT CARD
Ryan Nece (DET): 3 solo tackles, 2 assisted tackles, 1 pass defensed (9 fantasy points) Nowhere close to what we expected from him after his past three games, but what can you say? He’s an average LB on a horrible D.
David Thornton (TEN): 4 solo tackles, 7 assisted tackles (15 fp) That’s a ton of assists! Guess we could have predicted a bunch, since the Titans did face a Steeler team that was likely going to test the Titans on the ground with their big DL guns out. Not surprisingly, with them out, Thornton was in on a bunch of tackles.
Clint Session (IND): 7 solo tackles (14 fp) If Session could just add a forced fumble or even a pass defense into his stat line, he’d be a sure-fire starter every week. Still, you can start him in larger leagues, especially against run-heavy squads.
Akeem Jordan (PHI): 5 solo tackles, 2 assisted tackles (12 fp) This guy has great sideline-to-sideline speed, something that is really needed for this Eagle defense. He’ll likely replace Omar Gaither as the second-best Eagle LB in 2009.
Shaun Ellis (DE – NYJ): 3 solo tackles (6 fp) After a pair of huge games, Ellis cooled off significantly. In fact, he was so cold that he tossed a massive clump of snow into the stands in Seattle after the Jets somehow let the Seahawks beat them. Stay classy, Shaun.
Jevon Kearse (DE – TEN): 1 solo tackle (2 fp) So wait, the guy has a huge Week 15 and then comes back with only one tackle? Albert Haynesworth’s replacement got all the glory.
Brandon Meriweather (S – NEP): 3 solo tackles, 1 assisted tackle, 1 forced fumble, 1 sack, 1 pass defensed (13 fp) Only 13 fantasy points, but you gotta like how he’s filling up the box score. Dude is gonna be a stud for the Pats.
Brandon McDonald (CB – CLE): 2 solo tackles (4 fp) The Browns were simply horrible on both sides of the ball on Sunday and all their players’ stats show it.
Michael Lewis (S – SFO): 12 solo tackles, 1 assisted tackle, 2 passes defensed (27 fp) Now THAT’S the way to round out the picks. This was vintage Lewis.
Note: Scoring system used for this report – solo tackle (2), assisted tackle (1), sack (3), forced or recovered fumble (3), interception (3) and pass defensed (1). All players were found on the Site Owners Fantasy Association IDP league waiver wire.